Dead grandchild Robinson family photo
James Killgore

Dead grandchild

Wilburn and Sallie Robinson hold their dead grandchild

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Was this unusual? I never have seen anything like this - a picture looking like it's a normal family portrait, yet the poor baby is not alive? How sad...
Jul 04, 2004 7:06 pm reply
I have seen a book at a library that contained photographs, some taken by a professional photographer, of parents or grandparents holding a child that had died. It seems to have been the thing to do a that time (maybe 1850's.)
Jun 20, 2010 5:48 pm reply
Photo taken at Lee County, Virginia on